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Claude Monet: Rejecting the Traditional Approach

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On November 14 in 1840, one of the founders of the Impressionism movement was born on the fifth floor of 45 rue Laffitte, in the ninth arrondissement of Paris. Oscar-Claude Monet started this movement along with his friends Renoir, Sisley and Bazille.

The famous French painter rejected the traditional approach to landscape painting, instead of copying old masters, he observed variations of color and light caused by the daily or seasonal changes. B

gelow we're highlighting some historical pictures of Monet painting in his atelier in 1926, and some of his colourful works. Explore more of his work through Europeana.

by Claude Monet, 1886. Szépművészeti Múzeum, CC-BY-NC-ND Three Fishing Boats by Claude Monet, 1886. Szépművészeti Múzeum, CC-BY-NC-ND

All photographs are from the French National Library, Public Domain. The paintings are from the Rijksmuseum (public domain) and Szépművészeti Múzeum (CC-BY-NC-ND)

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